Senator Nicholson has first bill signed by the Governor today
Ends term limits for Colorado Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Board
Senator Jeanne Nicholson (right) watched as her first bill was signed by Governor Hickenlooper today
DENVER--Freshman Senator Jeanne Nicholson (D-Gilpin County) had her first bill signed by Governor John Hickenlooper today. Senate Bill 21 will remove term limits currently in place for members of Colorado’s Water and Wastewater Facility Operators’ Certification Board. This measure will make certain that individuals serving in water facilities are as capable, knowledgeable, and effective as possible.
Many Colorado residents live in rural and mountainous communities where the quantity and quality of water is of significant concern. Senator Nicholson offered the following comment on the bill’s signing today:
“These individuals are responsible not only for vital aspects of our communities’ health but also the health of the surrounding environment. It is exciting to pass a bill that will ensure decisions about Colorado’s most precious resource are being made by the most experienced decision-makers.”
The Colorado Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Certification Board is responsible for certifying the operators of Colorado water and wastewater treatment plants and distribution systems, and for ensuring these individuals are properly trained and qualified. Voting board members are appointed by the governor.